ClarkVV (6962) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 5, 2005
On draught at NEBF, 10/29/2005. Pours a very foamy head and an unfiltered deep golden-orange body. Head is off-white and very well-retained, with plenty of lacing present. Aroma begins with brett, but also the Allagash signature yeast, quite thick, reminding me somewhat of the trippel’s aroma. Some white pepper notes, light fruits and a hint of caramel and cookie like sweetness. The brett is significantly less expressive than, say, Ommegeddon, but it’s a bit different of a beer. Hops presence is marginally apparent, as in most Allagash beers. Flavor begins sweet and malty, with a huge yeast chewiness (saccharomyces) followed by peppery notes of brett dryness, light cherries, almonds and vanilla. Spicy, bready, earthy notes emerge as it warms, on the finish, with a fairly warming character and a real chewy, bordering meaty texture. Body is surprisingly medium-full for the style with a bit too much Allagash signature yeast apparency. The carbonation is low, but it’s a draught sample, so it’s not the nice bottle conditioned carbonation that should help the texture, when bottled. Hoping that the brett continues to ferment the beer and some of the thick, boderline meaty yeast dies off in apparency. Very solid beer though, I think I’m just biased because I love huge amounts of brett and this one is much more reserved in its brett character. jercraigs (11087) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 7, 2005
UPDATED: FEB 21, 2013 2013-02-02. Crisp golden orange body with a small off whitehead. 3+ Sweet Belgiany yeast character, bready biscuity malt character. 8+ Flavour is more dry than expected from the aroma, winey touches, sour, modest malt. 7+ Average plus bodied palate. Pretty decent. 8/3/7/3/16+ 3.7 Bottle at Sourfest, BuffaloJorisPPattyn (10118) - BELGIUM - MAR 4, 2006
January 2008. Bottle. Hazy orange amber body, moderate white head. Sweet and sour aroma, tropical fruit notes. (7+) Similar flavour with tropical lightly funky fruit over a mild malty foundation. (7+) Smooth average palate. Quite quaffable, and well rounded. 7+/3/7+/3/16 - 3.8
November 2005. Bottle at the brewery. Dark amber body with a small but full white head. Mild funk in the aroma is backed up with a lot of moderate fruit and malt. Flavour has pervasive fruit notes with a pleasant mild sourness giving your mouth a bit of a wake up call. Lingering mild booziness in the finish belies the strength of the brew but is not at all unpleasant. Medium bodied palate. I’m not a sour beer lover but this was quite nice. Notes are a bit lacking, distracted by the brewery surroundings. Thanks again Rob! 7/3/7/4/15-3.6
Clear amber-foxy orange; dirty-ornge head, receding. Apricot champagne nose, very obvious alcohol, winey, some wood and white candi sugar. Dry, woody, caramel and fruity - but as to which fruit?? Retronasal, I’d say peach. Medium bodied, alcohol burn, warming and medium - dry. Strange beer, fine, accomplished, but - well it’s adventure; it wanders a bit around. DragonStout (1418) - Groveport, Ohio, USA - MAR 27, 2006
Pours slightly hazy with a small head that dissapears quick.Has some citrus flavor to it and the alcohol is not noticable.Finishs clean and refreshing Schroppfy (2362) - Łódż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - MAY 22, 2006
I honestly did not get red wine - I got huge wave after wave of chalky, dusty, leathery brett. Sweet too - an interesting combination. Good and wicked powerful and went down fast. Hefty body, slick almost, which was a strange sensation with the dryness.
bigrond (1499) - factoryville, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 28, 2006
very good - but very overpriced. Paid $19, it’s good though. sweet aroma but it’s mouthfeel is a litle watery, moght I’m being to critical due to the price. But it’s good. BeerPrince (1701) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 12, 2006
Amber hazy body with mid sized head. Aroma is oaky with yeast. Flavour is citrus and malty with some cedar and toasty bread. ots of spices hit in the middle with a slightly dry finish. Engelsmann (651) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 23, 2006
Bottle at ZBF 06. Pours a clear golden, with a white head. Aroma is sweet, fruity and some spice. Taste is sour, fruity, some alcohol. medium body and a sour/fruity aftertaste thornecb (6155) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 23, 2006
Pours a light amber into a trappist glass. Sour barnyard and rose aromas. Fizzy, dry and crisp with a fruity wine (white/red/rose) flavor. Tart, quick wild yeast finish.
Murphy (1759) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 14, 2006
Pale yellow, slight haze with a small head. Aroma is sour, dry with lemon, yeasty/brett as well. Taste is big sour citrus. Very acidic. Lemon, kafir maybe? Balanced sweetness. Light body, appropriate I think. A little astringency in the finish. Nice non-cherry take on sour.